" Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676, when Charles Cotton advised anglers to "fish fine and far off", but no one has ever improved on that statement" - John Gierach
Well, this month marks the 9th anniversary of my first blog post. At first this blog had a single mission which was to draw attention to the Millers River which was a river that needed some friends. Now we cover on a regular basis the Millers, the EB, the Swift, the Ware and others. In fact, this blog is responsible for the label "EB" when referring to the east branch of the Westfield (I was tired of typing it out so I called it the EB). I've met a lot of good people through this fragile experiment and I still enjoy it. I guess that means I'll keep it going!! As I've said before, the comments section is a valuable resource. Thank You!
As I write the Millers is at 112 cfs and is certainly fishable. Know the question is will you catch any trout. It's worth a try especially in and around the deep pools that you know about.
The EB - I know of fish that were caught in July and August. The August fish was a big brown that took a mouse pattern a day after a thunderstorm brought the river up to 65 cfs. All of the trout were caught in one place and those familiar with the river know where that place is. I didn't fish it or write about it for fear that the spot would get hammered. This river is now low again and needs rain badly.
Thank God for the Swift!!!!!!!!
A friend found a pair of prescription glasses down by the Pipe Parking lot Friday afternoon and placed them on the door by the Gauge structure.